twinkie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Genericization of the trademark Twinkie

Noun[edit]

twinkie (plural twinkies)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Twinkie
  2. A generic version of the snack food
  3. An actor or actress who is considered to be no more than eye candy
    • 2009, January 13, “Rob Salem”, in Pressure of Grey Gardens Gives Barrymore the Jitters[1]:
      Indeed, this unexpected emergent talent could propel Barrymore to an acting orbit adjacent to that of her Gardens co-star, Jessica Lange – who, let's remember, started out herself as a big-screen twinkie, in the 1976 King Kong, as the big ape's unwilling object of affection.

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